I have been battling cloudy water since I opened the pool 4 weeks ago. The few times I have seen the bottom, it had a powdery substance in it. As soon as I get near it with the vacuum, it goes into the water as a cloud. I have been vacuuming to waste the few times I could see the bottom.
In the last week, I upgraded my pump from a 1/4 hp intex sand filter to a 1 hp pump with a hayward sand filter.
What else can I do? I have been trying to keep the chlorine high to kill off any algae in case that is why it is cloudy. Last time I added liquid chlorine was 12 hrs ago. Over the past 4 weeks, I have added 2 boxes of borax to see if maybe the low pH might be causing problems. I used the pool calculator.
Total alkalinity 47
Intex ultra frame14ft across 42 inches deep.